Ward B2 is a 24 bed mixed sex acute mental health ward. We provide care for individuals aged between 18-65 who are in crisis or requiring assessment and treatment for a mental health disorder/concern. B2 has four dormitories, two male and two female and four side rooms which are only used for male patients. There are communal areas within the ward and a female only lounge.
We will provide care and support for each patient on our ward and also the support and reassurance carers require. The ward has a team of people working to ensure our patients get the care they need. Patients will have a weekly assessment with their consultant to discuss the plans for their future care and ultimately discharge. There is however access to nursing and medical care 24hours a day.
There is a five day activity programme which is designed to help patients with their recovery. This is run by our occupational therapist and activity co-ordinator but also includes input from MIND, North Nott's College and Nottinghamshire Healthcare's voluntary services. This ensures a wide range of activities are available.
The length of admission will depend on each individual and their specific needs. Patients will be kept informed as to the care they need and when discharge is likely to be. We look at all aspects of what a patient may need including assessing patient's mental health needs, physical health needs and offer support with any social, housing and benefit issues. We liaise closely with community teams and other agencies when planning a patient's care and ultimately their discharge, to ensure all the necessary support is in place.
All admissions to the ward are facilitated by the Crisis Team. Referrals are made by healthcare professionals.
Monday - Friday: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00am - 8.00pm
If your call relates to a current inpatient of Ward B2, please contact the ward directly.
If your concern relates to a service user in the community or member of the public then please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency attend your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.